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On Ethics

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ISBN-10: 0534252354

ISBN-13: 9780534252359

Edition: 2004

Authors: Marshall Missner

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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 180
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
The Bible
The Ten Commandments
Sermon on the Mount
Conclusion
Utilitarianism
The Goal of Life--Happiness
The Utilitarian Principle
Objections and Replies
Counter-examples
Conclusion
Kant
Good Will
Kant's View of What is Right--The Categorical Imperative
Objections
Another Version of Kant's Principle
Objections to Kant
Conclusion
Aristotle
The Two Questions
Life As Action
Functions
External Goods
Virtues and Vices
Objections
Aristotle's Possible Answers
Answer to the Two Questions
The Core of Morality
Correct Answers
Selfishness
The Critique of Morality
Nietzsche
The Classical Background of Nietzsche's Views
Self-assertion, Self-sacrifice and Self-esteem
Values and Culture
Morality as Part of Culture
Nietzsche's Legacy
Selfishness
Gyges-Type Situations
Responses to Gyges
He Won't Get Away With It
Consistency
We Can't Be Selfish Because We Have No Self
Gyges' Question Makes No Sense
Gyges is an Inhuman Monster
Relativism
The Problem of Ethical Relativism
Arguments for Relativism
Objections to Relativism
Conclusion
An Overview
Clarity and Good Reasons
The Overlap--The Core of Morality
The Challenges
The Upshot
Bibliography
Index